Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: White Rock, BC, Canada.
Interest: photography, craft beer
Spectacular Sigurd Peak
Hiked July 29, 2020
As my dog‘s third birthday treat I decided to try Sigurd again after a failed attempt last year. Was happy to see all the blowdown from last year had been trimmed...(thank you to the trail maintenance elves!) With weather at 29 degrees I wasn’t so stoked to be out al day in the heat working with elevation, but I knew the views would be unobstructed.
Hit the trail at 9am, made it to the first junction in less than two hours. It took another 4.25 hours with three breaks to reach the false summit. Once we left the treeline we really felt the temperature and my dog was more than happy to take a dip in the tarns. It took longer than we thought to reach the false summit, so we decided to call it here rather than push onto the summit. Plus there was also a pretty significant overhang of snow on the col with warm temperatures we decided not to press on. As it was we got down back to the car around 7pm with the light already fading in the trees. Overall happy with the decision to turn back when we did as I didn’t want to have to break out my headlamp, but it would have been nice to look over the far side to the lakes. Another time!
Sucked back 4.5L of water, but could have used more. No clouds made it hotter than expected. Really enjoy this area, would like to adventure out to Ossa sometime.